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Did anyone read the speech

Reader comment on item: Harvard Loves Jihad

Submitted by Ali Chaudrey (United States), Jun 20, 2002 at 10:09

I wonder if any of you actually read the American Jihad speech. If you did, you would see it had nothing to do with the war form of Jihad. And while the actual meaning of Jihad is up to debate, the fact is that the speaker tried to put it in a positive light and try to eradicate some ignorance which plagues a lot of people...
Also, I am surprised at the response of the lot of you that Harvard should have muzzled the speaker. Is there not freedom of speech in America? Thats what makes this country great. Universities by and large have been upholders of this right, and are environments where people are to learn more about not only themselves but others also, so that they may move towards building a better future for all people.

It's no wonder to me that right-wingers whine about the lack of conservatives on college campuses. If it were up to the right-wingers, universities would be nothing more than a bootcamp where all students would be force fed certain things, and not be allowed to broaden their minds.

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